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(Neatorama)   Neatorama was the only site to note FARK was immune from the one-second world clock adjustment which took down several of the biggest sites on the Web   (neatorama.com) divider line 68
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2012-07-02 10:00:18 AM
siteception
 
2012-07-02 10:02:28 AM
GOOD JOB MIKE!
 
2012-07-02 10:03:39 AM
All the spilt beer probably provided resistance.
 
2012-07-02 10:03:40 AM
didn't that leap second go into place when we were down though? talk about impeccable timing.
 
2012-07-02 10:04:20 AM
Hobodeluxe: didn't that leap second go into place when we were down though? talk about impeccable timing.


Came to post this. nice try guys.
 
2012-07-02 10:06:04 AM

wantingout: Hobodeluxe: didn't that leap second go into place when we were down though? talk about impeccable timing.


Came to post this. nice try guys.


Nice.

"The leap second will crash our servers. Wat do?"

"Shut. down. EVERYTHING."
 
2012-07-02 10:07:45 AM
Were there any other sites pointing out which sites were immune and those sites failed to mention FARK?

I don't see what all the braggy brag brag is for.

/billy bragg
 
2012-07-02 10:08:23 AM
So are you guys claiming that you had it all planned out to be offline during the leap? I think this smacks more of "missing the ill-fated flight because your dumbass got your cock stuck in your zipper" than any supra genius planning...
 
2012-07-02 10:10:49 AM
Neatorama? That site looks like an SEO farm. It's one step from lorum ipsum dolor keyword keyword lorum ipsum dolor.
 
2012-07-02 10:11:44 AM

Farkin' Uke: So are you guys claiming that you had it all planned out to be offline during the leap? I think this smacks more of "missing the ill-fated flight because your dumbass got your cock stuck in your zipper" than any supra genius planning...


Yeah, because that leap-second totally came out of the blue. It's not like we didn't know about it for months or anything.
 
2012-07-02 10:13:04 AM
Strangely, Fark was down, but it was a planned outage to move equipment. It just coincided with the leap second crash.

Well, isn't that convenient?

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-07-02 10:13:33 AM
Looks like the down time caused by the massive storm on the east coast is being confused by the one second leap. But whatever gets more headlines/clicks...
 
2012-07-02 10:13:47 AM
Glad I kept my Y2K bunker stocked.

See you all on the other side.

/those of you that make it
 
2012-07-02 10:14:18 AM
So are you guys claiming that you had it all planned out to be offline during the leap? I think this smacks more of "missing the ill-fated flight because your dumbass got your cock stuck in your zipper" than any supra genius planning...

Hold on for a second. I think you are leaping to conclusions.
 
2012-07-02 10:15:11 AM
I'm sitting here trying to think of a way to write a program that will crash if system time changes
 
2012-07-02 10:16:17 AM
We were down before it was cool.
 
2012-07-02 10:19:20 AM

trappedspirit: I'm sitting here trying to think of a way to write a program that will crash if system time changes


Link to original bug report from 2009

Basically the system tries to remark in the logs that a leap-second happened but the method is vulnerable to a multi-threading deadlock on busy systems.
 
2012-07-02 10:20:09 AM
The Tripod page of me also survived this and none of the animated gifs of sunshine smileys went down either. Where is the props to me?
 
2012-07-02 10:20:39 AM
So that's why I was late for work! Oh,wait,I don't have a job....again. Nevermind.
 
2012-07-02 10:20:57 AM
*lookatallthef*cksigive* gif
 
2012-07-02 10:22:25 AM
See? Staying for that extra lap dance paid off.
 
2012-07-02 10:23:23 AM
Don't get too cocky, Drew. That "one hour" server swap on Saturday took ALL FARKING DAY!!!
 
2012-07-02 10:24:51 AM
So next time there is a leap second everyone can put their servers on a skateboard or something and wheel them out to the curb.
 
2012-07-02 10:29:43 AM
Ever wonder why each normal earth day has 86,400 seconds? Ask a Jehovah's Witness. You will be surprised by their answer, though you may have to cajole them a bit to get them to tell you the truth.
 
2012-07-02 10:35:08 AM
Couldn't they have just taken a ball point pen and pushed it into the little clock adjustment button really quicklike and avoided the whole thing?

/tubes
 
2012-07-02 10:37:05 AM
Save_Us_Fark.jpeg
 
2012-07-02 10:37:18 AM

StoneColdAtheist: Don't get too cocky, Drew. That "one hour" server swap on Saturday took ALL FARKING DAY!!!


Note to self: Whenever there is a perceived danger. Plan maintenance outage and go out drinking.
 
2012-07-02 10:38:10 AM

trappedspirit: I'm sitting here trying to think of a way to write a program that will crash if system time changes


$a = time();
sleep(1);
$b = time();
if ($a == $b) { panic(); }
 
2012-07-02 10:39:12 AM

spentmiles: Ever wonder why each normal earth day has 86,400 seconds? Ask a Jehovah's Witness. You will be surprised by their answer, though you may have to cajole them a bit to get them to tell you the truth.


Can you go ahead and bust out a spoiler for us?
 
2012-07-02 10:41:29 AM
with the hours pissed away on fark...they decide to dwell on one second?
 
2012-07-02 10:43:52 AM

Mr_Fabulous: spentmiles: Ever wonder why each normal earth day has 86,400 seconds? Ask a Jehovah's Witness. You will be surprised by their answer, though you may have to cajole them a bit to get them to tell you the truth.

Can you go ahead and bust out a spoiler for us?


After the person tells you, they will swear you to secrecy. I value the friendship of the person who told me whose also a farker, so I cannot reveal it. If you ever have the chance to ask one though, it will truly and forever alter your perception of interpersonal relationships. For example, when you pass a beautiful woman on the street, do you wonder what she's thinking? The truth will open these doors for you.
 
2012-07-02 10:45:21 AM

Farkin' Uke: So are you guys claiming that you had it all planned out to be offline during the leap? I think this smacks more of "missing the ill-fated flight because your dumbass got your cock stuck in your zipper" than any supra genius planning...


They'll take what they can get. Ok, buddy?
 
2012-07-02 10:47:31 AM
Behold the power of the rubber chicken!
 
2012-07-02 11:02:26 AM

spentmiles: Mr_Fabulous: spentmiles: Ever wonder why each normal earth day has 86,400 seconds? Ask a Jehovah's Witness. You will be surprised by their answer, though you may have to cajole them a bit to get them to tell you the truth.

Can you go ahead and bust out a spoiler for us?

After the person tells you, they will swear you to secrecy. I value the friendship of the person who told me whose also a farker, so I cannot reveal it. If you ever have the chance to ask one though, it will truly and forever alter your perception of interpersonal relationships. For example, when you pass a beautiful woman on the street, do you wonder what she's thinking? The truth will open these doors for you.


It's so secret you have to do a special dance before google will give you results.
Pops for a shiat ton of crazy

/and yeah, it's as crazy as you thought.
 
2012-07-02 11:03:20 AM

fjnorton: StoneColdAtheist: Don't get too cocky, Drew. That "one hour" server swap on Saturday took ALL FARKING DAY!!!

Note to self: Whenever there is a perceived danger. Plan maintenance outage and go out drinking.


OMG. i've been driving down that road since i was 12. is that bad?
 
2012-07-02 11:05:34 AM

aphexcoil: trappedspirit: I'm sitting here trying to think of a way to write a program that will crash if system time changes

$a = time();
sleep(1);
$b = time();
if ($a == $b) { panic(); }


Lol, thanks. I was thinking more along the lines of a practical application
 
2012-07-02 11:06:16 AM

BumpInTheNight: trappedspirit: I'm sitting here trying to think of a way to write a program that will crash if system time changes

Link to original bug report from 2009

Basically the system tries to remark in the logs that a leap-second happened but the method is vulnerable to a multi-threading deadlock on busy systems.


Threads. Never a dull moment.
 
2012-07-02 11:09:14 AM
Google, which has thirty trillion computers synchronized to the femtosecond, and which would create a singularity with the mass of the Milky Way if it ever melted down, has a fairly interesting way of dealing with this. They just add in the leap second microseconds at a time.

In other words, they found it was easier just to lie to all their computers than to do the hard work of fixing them. My dad would be so proud. Whoa, where did that come from?
 
2012-07-02 11:09:53 AM

BumpInTheNight: trappedspirit: I'm sitting here trying to think of a way to write a program that will crash if system time changes

Link to original bug report from 2009

Basically the system tries to remark in the logs that a leap-second happened but the method is vulnerable to a multi-threading deadlock on busy systems.


Juh?
 
2012-07-02 11:10:58 AM
Doesn't every site that big regularly get time from an external source, anyway? Why is this substantially different from normal system clock drift?
 
2012-07-02 11:18:32 AM

Ostman: BumpInTheNight: trappedspirit: I'm sitting here trying to think of a way to write a program that will crash if system time changes

Link to original bug report from 2009

Basically the system tries to remark in the logs that a leap-second happened but the method is vulnerable to a multi-threading deadlock on busy systems.

Juh?


Deadlocks are the mexican stand-offs of the programming world, farking annoying in every way and especially if one of the two sides is beyond your reach so you can't fix their shiat.

One example is two programs or chunks of a program announce they want to take a dump but are now waiting for each other to finish taking a dump but neither of them will take the dump until the other says they're finished so they will just perpetually stand in front of the toilet forever with crap leaking down their shorts. There's a lot of different ways to get into this position but the result is always the same.
 
2012-07-02 11:23:17 AM

Unoriginal_Username: spentmiles: Mr_Fabulous: spentmiles: Ever wonder why each normal earth day has 86,400 seconds? Ask a Jehovah's Witness. You will be surprised by their answer, though you may have to cajole them a bit to get them to tell you the truth.

Can you go ahead and bust out a spoiler for us?

After the person tells you, they will swear you to secrecy. I value the friendship of the person who told me whose also a farker, so I cannot reveal it. If you ever have the chance to ask one though, it will truly and forever alter your perception of interpersonal relationships. For example, when you pass a beautiful woman on the street, do you wonder what she's thinking? The truth will open these doors for you.

It's so secret you have to do a special dance before google will give you results.
Pops for a shiat ton of crazy

/and yeah, it's as crazy as you thought.


EEEEEEEWWWWW!!!!
It's like Bevets and the Time Cube guy had a baby!
 
2012-07-02 11:24:51 AM

Lor M. Ipsum: "The leap second will crash our servers. Wat do?"

"Shut. down. EVERYTHING."


So the servers are located in Madagascar?
 
2012-07-02 11:25:09 AM

BumpInTheNight:
Deadlocks are the mexican stand-offs of the programming world, farking annoying in every way and especially if one of the two sides is beyond your reach so you can't fix their shiat.

One example is two programs or chunks of a program announce they want to take a dump but are now waiting for each other to finish taking a dump but neither of them will take the dump until the other says they're finished so they will just perpetually stand in front of the toilet forever with crap leaking down their shorts. There's a lot of different ways to get into this position but the result is always the same.


I will forever use this analogy when describing deadlocks.

thank you.
 
2012-07-02 11:39:24 AM

Unoriginal_Username: It's so secret you have to do a special dance before google will give you results.
Pops for a shiat ton of crazy

/and yeah, it's as crazy as you thought.



Hm. So, basically... I can prove anything if I divide it enough times by random numbers?

Hang on... I've got a couple of theorems I need to iron out for some people.
 
2012-07-02 11:43:48 AM
I'm confused. Can I have a pop tart?
 
2012-07-02 11:50:55 AM

Null Pointer: I will forever use this analogy when describing deadlocks.

thank you.


Welcome buddy, I may not be a programmer but I play one in fark threads. I understand the theory and a lot of the issues with threading but I couldn't explain how you'd say build a mutex lock. Btw that analogy can extend quite a bit into explaining the problems with data integrity too, especially if you throw in a curve ball like 'imagine the toilet's lid doubles as an eating surface to conserve space...'.
 
2012-07-02 11:52:16 AM
I was going to post about the lucky coincidence at Fark, but I see several others have pointed it out already.
 
2012-07-02 11:53:07 AM
Even without a coincidentally timed move, a FreeBSD-based site wouldn't have been affected by a Linux kernel bug...
 
2012-07-02 11:57:32 AM

Mike: Even without a coincidentally timed move, a FreeBSD-based site wouldn't have been affected by a Linux kernel bug...


YAY!
Reliable information straight from the source!
 
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